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Thailand International Boxing: Shyam Kumar enters final


India’s K Shyam Kumar advanced to the final of the Thailand International Boxing Tournament in Bangkok in the 49kg category today. However, Rohit Tokas had to settle for a bronze medal after going down in the semifinals of the 64kg category against Uzbekistan’s Abduraimov Elnur. Shyam Kumar defeated Mongolia’s Gankhuyag Gan-Erdene in the last-four stage to make the summit clash.

The national silver-medallist, who had won a gold medal in the 2015 edition of the event, will now be up against Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan.

India had sent a seven-strong team for the event, of which four boxers lost in the opening round.

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